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Old 03-22-2017, 02:41 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Ha my car is already 28 years old.
I'm more interested in those rotors being larger and half the weight, lasting longer is just a side benefit.
My truck's 29. and AFAIK (I've only had it about 10 years) still on the original rotors. And it's often carrying loads, and/or descending steep mountain roads.

I think you misunderstood: I wasn't talking about the carbon rotors, which as you say do provide additional benefits. It's the freeze-treated ones that seem to offer nothing but extended life.

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I did it because I was tired of scoring on the rotors making them unusable before their time.
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Old 03-26-2017, 08:36 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Looks like if I resell all my left over car parts, especially the parts the VW dealership bought to trouble shoot my 1.8t bug (back in in 2015) I will have all most all the $ to buy a set of these front brakes. I better get ebaying.
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Those rotors are the main reason I want Corvette suspension under my F1 pick up.

The cost isn't that bad considering you get reduced rolling inertia, reduced unsprung mass, reduced brake dust, no rust on your car etc.

Plus if they last like they say, you can always sell used rotors on.
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And they can't warp.

Problem is used ones go for almost as much as new ones since they don't really wear out or warp.
I have looked and looked to find what goes into the C5 to C6 ZR1 brake swap. Aside from having 18 inch wheels there isn't anything else I can find that says they won't be a straight swap.
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Problem is used ones go for almost as much as new ones since they don't really wear out or warp.
That's not a con, that's a pro. It means you can always get a good amount of your investment back. If you buy used it's essentially risk free other than shipping costs.
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Those rotors are the main reason I want Corvette suspension under my F1 pick up.
The yellow one? But I'd be doing it for those shiny aluminum A-arms.


http://www.ebay.com/bhp/c4-corvette-front-suspension

18" minimum is no problem, that just means you can use 19" [red!] Model A wheels or chrome Chrysler wheels with Bridgestone Ecopias




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Yes, the yellow one. Wire wheels hiding carbon ceramic rotors? Now that would surprise a few people
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Heh. Carbon-ceramic rotors, red (or chrome) wire wheels and 50-series tires.
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Wire wheels hiding carbon ceramic rotors? Now that would surprise a few people
That would be interesting to say the least.

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